Work Organization in the Middle Kingdom, Ancient Egypt

  title={Work Organization in the Middle Kingdom, Ancient Egypt},
  author={Mahmoud Ezzamel},
  pages={497 - 537}
  • M. Ezzamel
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • Economics
  • Organization
This paper examines original documents from the Middle Kingdom in ancient Egypt (2050-1780 BC), containing material on various practices relating to the organization of work and labour discipline in state projects. The paper explores the roles of accounting and administrative practices in rendering possible the form and functioning of work organization and labour discipline during that historical era. Historical evidence so far removed from the present is clearly open to a variety of readings… 
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